Safeguarding is central to everything we do at Aston Manor Academy. All staff in school are fully trained to recognise their responsibility to safeguard our children and young people and keep them safe both in and out of school. Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils.
At Aston Manor Academy, we recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all our children by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying.
We acknowledge that child abuse can be a very emotive and difficult subject. It is important to understand the feelings involved, but not to allow them to interfere with judgement about the action to be taken.
If a member of staff or visitor is concerned about a child or a young person’s welfare, they know the procedure to follow. They will liaise with the designated safeguarding lead or someone in the safeguarding team. In accordance with statutory guidance, all our staff receive regular safeguarding training, appropriate to their role. In addition, all posts within the school are required to complete an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance in addition to identification and qualification checks.
If a parent is concerned about any child’s welfare, we ask that they contact the designated safeguard lead or someone in the safeguarding team. Parents can do this by contacting the school office or emailing a member of the safeguarding team.
All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately by following Equitas Safeguarding and Child Protection policy